Tip of the Day – 3/14/2012


Although agitation of the water’s surface is generally viewed as a great way to improve dissolved oxygen levels with an aquarium, adding bubbles and creating splashes in a saltwater environment can wreak havoc in other places. When the bubbles rise to the water’s surface, they pop, usually sending a small droplet of water onto the side of the tank or somewhere into the room in which the aquarium resides. From there, the water evaporates, leaving behind salt crystals that will slowly begin to accumulate in certain areas. The salt creep is typically more of an annoyance, but it could creep into electrical outlets and damage aquarium equipment. On top of that, the salt can ruin carpet and hardwood floors, among other items within the spray zone.



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